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ACL Surgery Rehabilitation

ACL Surgery RehabilitationAfter your operation is over, the hard work really begins. The goals of physical therapy and rehabilitation after ACL surgery are to rebuild your strength and to get your motion back. This whole process requires a lot of work and patience on your part, but it is the most important aspect to getting you back on the playing field. In the past, rehabilitation after an ACL injury was primarily concerned with protecting the new ligament and the surgical fixation. For that reason, full extension of the knee and active quadriceps exercises were avoided. Unfortunately, it has been discovered that this type of rehabilitation can cause problems with stiffness and may result in a limited range of motion. An accelerated course for rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction was published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. This program is divided into four phases, as follows.

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